Comparison of Different Kinesio Taping Techniques After Third Molar Surgery. Ö Gözlüklü, M Ulu, HÖ Gözlüklü. N Yilmaz.

Date: May 2020. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Volume 78, Issue 5, Pages 695-704. Objective: Elastic therapeutic taping method has been shown to reduce pain and edema after surgery. The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of 2 different Kinesio taping (KT) techniques on swelling, pain, and trismus after […]

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Thesis. Outcome assessment of facial orthopedics with taping for cleft lip deformities using 3D stereophotogrammetry. Peter Mankowski.

Date: May 2020. Source: Thesis. Master of Science, The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Craniofacial Science, The University of British Columbia. Background: Prior to operative correction of a cleft lip, presurgical orthopaedics (PSO) with facial taping is used to improve pre-maxillary and soft tissue alignment. Two commercially available taping systems, Dynacleft and 3MTM taping […]

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Evaluation of Changes in Nasal Projection After Surgically Assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion With 3dMDface System. MH Büyükçavuş, Y Findik, T Baykul.

Date: April 2020. Source: The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. DOI: 10.1097/scs.0000000000006436. Abstract: The most appropriate treatment option for maxillary expansion in adulthood due to increased cyanosis in sutures is surgically assisted maxillary expansion (SARME). Skeletal and dental changes are observed with SARME. Three-dimensional imaging techniques are gaining importance with the developing technology in evaluating the […]

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Patient- and 3D morphometry-based nose outcomes after skeletofacial reconstruction. R Denadai, PY Chou, HJ Seo et al.

Date: March 2020. Source: Scientific Reports, Volume 10, Article No. 4246, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61233-6. Abstract: Patient satisfaction with the shape and appearance of their nose after orthognathic surgery-based skeletofacial reconstruction is an important, but often overlooked, outcome. We assessed the nose-related outcomes through a recently developed patient-reported outcome instrument and a widely adopted 3D computer-based objective outcome […]

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3D soft‐tissue evaluation of a Class III treatment with rapid maxillary expander and face mask in pre‐pubertal phase – A retrospective cohort study. BK Đokić, A Zhurov, S Richmond et al.

Date: March 2020. Source: Orthodontic & Craniofacial Research, https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12373. Objective: The aim of this prospective controlled study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the rapid maxillary expander (RME) and face mask treatment using three‐dimensional soft‐tissue facial characteristics of pre‐pubertal Class III children. Setting and Sample Population: CLIII and non‐CLIII groups, both of 32 white children […]

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Assessing the Influence of Chin Asymmetry on Perceived Facial Esthetics With 3-Dimensional Images. T Dong, N Ye, L Yuan, S Wu, L Xia, B Fang.

Date: March 2020. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2020.03.017. Objective: We used 3-dimensional (3D) images to assess the influence of chin asymmetry on perceived facial esthetics, investigate the cognitive boundaries of chin asymmetry among orthodontists, general dentists, and laypersons, and provide quantitative reference for clinical treatment. Materials and Methods: A 3D facial […]

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Three-Dimensional Facial Imaging for the Diagnosis of Complex Soft Tissue Secondary to Craniofacial Trauma. L Zou, S Holmes.

Date: March 2020. Source: Atlas of Operative Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery, pp 101-105, Springer, London. Abstract: Facial scanning is a relatively recent imaging modality that has been evolving over the past 30 years. It provides valid and reliable three-dimensional (3D) imaging. 3D facial images also provide objective quantifications of facial changes. Image capturing uses a noncontact […]

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Outcome of facial contour asymmetry after conventional two-dimensional versus computer-assisted three-dimensional planning in cleft orthognathic surgery. P Hsu, R Denadai, BCJ Pai et al.

Date: February 2020. Source: Scientific Reports, Volume 10, Article No. 2346, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58682-4. Abstract: Computer-assisted 3D planning has overcome the limitations of conventional 2D planning-guided orthognathic surgery (OGS), but difference for facial contour asymmetry outcome has not been verified to date. This comparative study assessed the facial contour asymmetry outcome of consecutive patients with unilateral cleft […]

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Three-Dimensional Dynamic Analysis of the Facial Movement Symmetry of Skeletal Class III Patients With Facial Asymmetry. Z Xue; L Wu; TC Qiu.

Date: February 2020. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 78, Issue 2, Pages 267-274. Objective: Dynamic asymmetry has not been as rigorously evaluated as static asymmetry for patients with skeletal deformity but could well be even more important. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the dynamic facial movement of Class […]

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Digital Workflow for Combined Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery. MH Elnagar, S Aronovich, B Kusnoto.

Date: February 2020. Source: Orthodontics for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Patient, an Issue of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, Vol 32, No 1 (E-Book). Chapter: Digital Workflow for Combined Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery. Authors: Mohammed H Elnagar, DDS, MS, PhD; Sharon Aronovich, DMD, FRCD(C); and Budi Kusnoto, DDS, MS.

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Is Ultrasonic Bone Scalpel Useful in Le Fort I Osteotomy? AE Demirbas, S Bilge, S Celebi, et al.

Date: January 2020. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 78, Issue 1, Pages 141.e1-141.e10. Objective: Safety and precision are 2 main goals in research to improve bone cutting in maxillofacial surgery. The aim of this prospective clinical study was to analyze the outcomes using an ultrasonic bone scalpel versus a piezoelectric surgical device […]

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Unilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity: Foundation-Based Approach to Primary Rhinoplasty. RW Tse, E Mercan, DM Fisher, RA Hopper, CB Birgfeld, J Gruss.

Date: November 2019. Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Volume 144 – Issue 5 – p 1138-1149 doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006182. Background: Cleft lip results in disruption of the nasal foundation and collapse of tip structures. Most approaches to primary rhinoplasty focus on correction of lower lateral cartilages; however, recurrent deformity is common, and secondary revision is frequently […]

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Volumetric Effect of Pregnancy on a Unilateral Facial Fat Graft. AJ Tuin, RH Rutger, FKL Frederik, et al.

Date: September 2019 (Online). Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open: Volume 7, Issue 9, p e2358. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002358. Abstract: Weight gain can affect the volume of a facial fat graft, resulting in unfavorable asymmetries. Weight gain during pregnancy is more complex and does not just entail an increase in adipose tissue. This case […]

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Lay People Esthetic Evaluation of Primary Surgical Repair on Three-Dimensional Images of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients. E Staderini, M De Luca, et al.

Date: September 2019. Source: Medicina, 55, 576; doi:10.3390/medicina55090576. Objective: Previous literature has disclosed that facial attractiveness affects the esthetic evaluation of nose and lip deformity on frontal and lateral photographs. However, it has never been debated if the removal of the external facial features on three-dimensional (3D) models (“cropped assessment bias”) could provide a considerable […]

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Prospective Evaluation of Perioperative Steroid Dosing on Postsurgical Edema in Orthognathic Surgery. M Fay, JC Doucet.

Date: September 2019. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Volume 77, Issue 9, Supplement, Page e11. Challenge: While there exists good evidence to support steroid use, there is no consensus on the optimal dose of methylprednisolone to be used in orthognathic surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate the postoperative effects of […]

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Effect of facial profile convexity on the perception of mandibular asymmetry using three‐dimensional stereophotogrammetric images. GS Duran, FÖ Taşdelen, F Dindaroğlu.

Date: September 2019. Source: Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research 2020;23:110–117. DOI: 10.1111/ocr.12349. Objective: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that sagittal anomalies have an effect on the perception of mandibular asymmetry. Secondly, it aimed to determine the asymmetry perception threshold of orthodontist and laypeople. Setting and Sample Population: A total of 90 […]

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Spatially Detailed 3D Quantification of Improved Facial Symmetry After Surgery in Children With Unicoronal Synostosis. L Öwall, TA Darvann, HB Hove, L Bøgeskov, S Kreiborg, NV Hermann.

Date: August 2019. Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Volume: 56 issue: 7, page(s): 918-928. Objective: To assess improvement of soft-tissue facial symmetry in children surgically treated for unicoronal synostosis (UCS) in infancy, to correlate pre- and postsurgical facial asymmetry and to evaluate whether the improvement was visually recognizable.Presenter: Design: Case–controlled follow-up. Patients/Settings: Eleven Danish children […]

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Three-dimensional facial development of children with unilateral cleft lip and palate during the first year of life in comparison with normative average faces. S Brons, JW Meulstee, TGJ Loonen, et al.

Date: July 2019. Source: PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.7302. Background: Stereophotogrammetry can be used to study facial morphology in both healthy individuals as well as subjects with orofacial clefts because it shows good reliability, ability to capture images rapidly, archival capabilities, and high resolution, and does not require ionizing radiation. This study aimed to compare the three-dimensional […]

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Effect of maxillary expansion and protraction on the oropharyngeal airway in individuals with non-syndromic cleft palate with or without cleft lip. N Alrejaye, J Gao, D Hatcher, S Oberoi.

Date: July 2019. Source: PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213328. Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate three dimensionally the effect of the combined maxillary expansion and protraction treatment on oropharyngeal airway in children with non-syndromic cleft palate with or without cleft lip (CP/L). Methods: CBCT data of 18 preadolescent individuals (ages, 8.4 ± 1.7 years) […]

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Stem cell enriched lipotransfer reverses the effects of fibrosis in systemic sclerosis. Almadori A, Griffin M, Ryan CM, Hunt DF, Hansen E, Kumar R, et al.

Date: July 2019. Source: PLoS ONE 14(7): e0218068. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218068 Abstract: Oro-facial fibrosis in systemic sclerosis (Scleroderma;SSc) has a major impact on mouth function, facial appearance, and patient quality of life. Lipotransfer is a method of reconstruction that can be used in the treatment of oro-facial fibrosis. The effect of this treatment not only restores oro-facial […]

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Facial Gender Affirmation Surgery. DE Morris, LP Zhao.

Date: July 2019. Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Volume 30, Issue 5, p 1403–1405. Abstract: Facial procedures directed at gender affirmation are uniquely tailored to the individual patient and may affect soft tissue and skeletal structures over the entire face—from the chin through the upper forehead. Complete photographic and radiographic documentation that addresses these areas […]

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Nasal soft tissue changes after two different approaches for surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. AY Fındık T Baykul T Yazıcı.

Date: July 2019. Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 48, Issue 7, Pages 957-961. Abstract:The aim of the study was to evaluate the nasal soft tissue changes in patients who underwent surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) using two different surgical approaches. Thirty-two patients were included in the study, and divided into […]

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Effects of Different Head Positioning Methods on Facial Soft Tissue Analysis Using Stereophotogrammetry. NG Amuk, KG Topsakal, HB Keklikci.

Date: June 2019. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 77, Issue 6, Pages 1277.e1-1277.e10. Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the sagittal tilt of the head in different head positioning techniques using an inclinometer and facial stereophotogrammetric measurements. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out in 45 participants (26 […]

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Full‐Arch Implant‐Supported Rehabilitation Guided by a Predicted Lateral Profile of Soft Tissue. JJ Shao, C Xue, H Zhang, L Li.

Date: June 2019. Source: Journal of Prosthodontics. Abstract: In full‐arch implant‐supported rehabilitation of patients with severe periodontitis, prediction of lateral facial profile with modified dental position remains a challenge, especially for patients with protruded anterior teeth. This clinical report describes a digital workflow to predict lateral profiles and then guide the implant placement and restoration […]

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Do intraoperative steroids reduce facial swelling? A new assessment tool for assessing facial swelling. E Brecher, M Kugathasan, A Viswanath, M Papageorge.

Date: May 2019. Source: International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 2019; Vol 48: p 210. Abstract of the 24th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Background: Post-operative swelling is a common sequala to surgical extraction of impacted third molars. The use of intraoperative steroids to is a common practice among […]

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Uniform 3D meshes to establish normative facial averages of healthy infants during the first year of life. Brons S, Meulstee JW, Nada RM, Kuijpers MAR, Bronkhorst EM, Bergé SJ, et al.

Date: May 2019. Source: PLoS ONE 14(5): e0217267. Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) surface imaging systems are replacing direct anthropometry as the preferred method for capturing facial soft-tissues. Aims of this study were: (1) to develop normative average 3D faces of healthy infants aged 3, 6, 9, and 12 months and (2) to describe normative average 3D […]

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Smile dimensions in adult African American and Caucasian females and males. NM Souccar, DW Bowen, Z Syed, TA Swain, CH Kau, DM Sarver.

Date: May 2019. Source: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12278. Objective: To test smile dimension variations in adult African American and Caucasian females and males. Setting and Sample Population: The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and Hospital. Three hundred and ninety‐four participants were recruited; African American females and males distributed over five age […]

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Three-Dimensional Assessment of Morphological Changes Following Nasoalveolar Molding Therapy in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients: A Case Report. E Staderini, R Patini, A Camodeca, F Guglielmi, P Gallenzi.

Date: March 2019. Source: Dentistry Journal, 7(1), 27. Abstract: The applications of computer-guided technologies for three-dimensional image analysis provide a unique opportunity to quantify the morphological dimensional changes of the face in a practical and convenient way. Symmetry of the nasolabial area is one of the main factors of facial attractiveness as well as being […]

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Quantifying faces three-dimensionally in orthodontic practice. C Tanikawa, O Akcam, K Takada.

Date: March 2019. Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (ONLINE). Objective: The purpose of this study was to formulate and demonstrate a method for quantifying and visualizing the three-dimensional (3-D) configuration of the soft tissues of the face at rest to facilitate a quantitative and instantaneous understanding of a patient’s static facial form characteristics. Materials and […]

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Three-dimensional Facial Stereography and its Application in Orthognathic Surgery. SS WANG, J SHI, YJ SUN, ZJ XIE.

Date: March 2019. Source: Chinese Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol.1 No.1. Abstract: The facial three-dimensional stereophotography technology is based on digital stereogrammetry technology. According to different light sources, it can be divided into three kinds, active, passive and hybrid. This system can show characteristics of height, width and depth of facial soft tissues. […]

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Combined use of a facial scanner and an intraoral scanner to acquire a digital scan for the fabrication of an orbital prosthesis. H Liu, S Bai, X Yu, Y Zhao.

Date: March 2019. Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Volume 121, Issue 3, Pages 531-534. Abstract: For a patient with a unilateral orbital defect, an esthetic orbital prosthesis plays an essential role in enhancing quality of life. This technique describes the combined use of a facial scanner and an intraoral scanner to acquire the digital […]

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Lip position analysis of young women with different skeletal patterns during posed smiling using 3-dimensional stereophotogrammetry. H Li, T Cao, H Zhou, Y Hou.

Date: January 2019. Source: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Volume 155, Issue 1, Pages 64-70. Highlights: • Posed smile, lip position, and skeletal patterns were investigated in young women. • Significant differences were found in interlabial gap and in the vertical, average, and horizontal groups. • Intercommissural width did not differ significantly among […]

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Recurrence of the Anterior Open Bite After Orthognathic Surgery: 3D Analysis of Dental, Soft Tissue, Skeletal and Airway Changes in Unraveling the Aetiology of Relapse. Suttorp et al.

Date: December 2018. Source: Oral Health Case Reports 2018, 4:2, DOI: 10.4172/2471-8726.1000148. Abstract: Several treatment approaches have been used to correct anterior open bites, but high relapse rates are reported. This report shows the orthognathic surgical correction of a severe anterior open bite of a 23 years old woman with a mouth breathing habit. Although […]

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Three-dimensional soft tissue analysis of the face following micro-implant-supported maxillary skeletal expansion. S Abedini, I Elkenawy, E Kim et al.

Date: November 2018. Source: Progress in Orthodontics, Volume 19, Article number: 46. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40510-018-0243-z. Background: Skeletal maxillary expander (MSE) is one of the more recent expander designs being utilized for skeletal expansion by splitting the midpalatal sutures applying forces through palatal micro-implants. Its effects on the soft tissue remain a question asked by both patients and […]

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Nasolabial shape differences and esthetics in unilateral cleft lip and palate: A comparison of nasolabial shape using a mean 3D facial template. MA Kuijpers, TJ Maal, JW Meulstee, CE Carels, EM Bronkhorst, SJ Bergé, PS Fudalej.

Date: November 2018. Source: 3D imaging in patients with orofacial clefts. Chapter 6. Objective: To determine the amount of deviation in nasolabial shape in patients with a cleft, compared with an average non-cleft face, and assess whether this difference was related to nasolabial esthetics. Methods: 3D stereophotogrammetric images of 60 patients with a unilateral cleft […]

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Combined use of a facial scanner and an intraoral scanner to acquire a digital scan for the fabrication of an orbital prosthesis. H Liu, S Bai. X Yu, Y Zhao.

Date: November 2018 ONLINE. Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Abstract: For a patient with a unilateral orbital defect, an esthetic orbital prosthesis plays an essential role in enhancing quality of life. This technique describes the combined use of a facial scanner and an intraoral scanner to acquire the digital scan for the design and […]

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Anatomic approximation approach to correction of transverse facial clefts. RW Tse, RJ Knight, DM Fisher.

Date: November 2018. Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 71, Issue 11, pp 1600-1608. Abstract: Transverse clefts of the oral cavity have significant impacts on both appearance and function. Many methods of repair have been described, but there is no consensus on optimal approach. In addition, dissatisfaction with scars, distortion of appearance, […]

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Challenges with Life Surface Imaging. L Zou, R Richard, J Blythe, N Donos.

Date: October 2018. Source: 9th 3DBODY.TECH Conference and Expo. October 16-17, 2018. Lugano, Switzerland, USA. Presenter: Lifong ZOU Session: Technical Session 3: 3D Face & Body Scanning in Medicine Abstract: Stereo photogrammetry has a clear role in clinical research, treatment planning and effectiveness assessment within the domain of medicine and dentistry. Recently more computational automatic […]

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Both the Observer’s Expertise and the Subject’s Facial Symmetry Can Affect Anatomical Position of the Head. PH Sutton, J Gateno, JD English, J Paranilam, JF Teichgraeber, JJ Xia.

Date: October 2018. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Purpose: It is easier for us to judge facial deformity when the patient’s head is in anatomic position. The purposes of this study were to determine: 1) if a group of expert observers agree more than a group of non-experts on what is the correct […]

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Esthetic evaluation of facial cheek volume: A study using 3D stereophotogrammetry, J Feng, HY Yu, YJ Yin, YQ Yan, Z Wang, D Bai, XL Han.

Date: October 2018. Source: The Angle Orthodontist. Objective: To investigate the influence of cheek volume on facial esthetics judged by orthodontists and non-specialists. Materials and Methods: A 25-year-old female’s natural and smiling face was captured by 3D stereophotogrammetry. Cheek volume of the 3dMD image was altered to different degrees three-dimensionally. For the natural and smiling […]

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Reconstruction of the oral commissure in patients with unilateral transverse facial cleft. M Tuersunjiang, X Long, Y Fu, J Ke, H He, J Li.

Date: September 2018. Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 56, Issue 7, pp 621-625. Abstract: The normal commissure is not a simple joint of the upper and lower lip, but a triangular mucosal area. To reconstruct a symmetrical oral commissure in patients with a unilateral transverse facial cleft, we designed composite vermilion […]

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Three‑Dimensional Evaluation of the Effect of Low‑Level Laser Therapy on Facial Swelling after Lower Third Molar Surgery: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. F Asutay, A Ozcan-Kucuk, H Alan, M Koparal.

Date: August 2018. Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. Purpose: : This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a low‑level laser therapy (LLLT) on pain, trismus, and swelling of patients whose impacted 3rd molar tooth was extracted compared to placebo or “sham” treatment and measure volumetrically the edema with a three‑dimensional (3D) surface imaging […]

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Thesis. Craniofacial morphology and the use of neonatal non-invasive ventilation therapy. Don He.

Date: August 2018. Source: Thesis. University of British Columbia Library. Craniofacial Science, Dentistry, Faculty of University of British Columbia. Objective: A prospective cohort study with the overall objective to characterize the three-dimensional facial morphology of preterm infants over the course of the first 18 months of corrected age, participating in the Neonatal Follow-up Program of […]

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Hemimandibular Hyperplasia Correction by Simultaneous Orthognathic Surgery and Condylectomy Under Digital Guidance. Bi Han, X Wang, Z Li et al.

Date: July 2018. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 76, Issue 7, pp 1563.e1-1563.e18. Objective: Orthognathic surgery with simultaneous condylectomy under digital guidance has been proved to be a feasible method to treat hemimandibular hyperplasia (HH). The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects and precision of correction of HH by […]

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Influence of involuntary facial expressions on reproducibility of 3D stereophotogrammetry in children with and without complete unilateral cleft lip and palate from 3 to 18 months of age. Brons, S; Darroudi, A; Nada, R et al.

Date: June 2018. Source: Clinical Oral Investigations. Objective: To assess the influence of involuntary facial expressions on 3D facial stereophotogrammetry reproducibility in children with and without unilateral cleft lip, alveolus and palate (UCLP) aged 3–18 months. Methods: Three to eight 3D facial images per time point were acquired within 10 min of 31 children with […]

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Three‐dimensional facial phenotyping in obstructive sleep apnoea. RWW Lee.

Date: June 2018 Source: Respirology, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 560-561. Abstract: Craniofacial structure is an important anatomical determinant of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). While obesity is the major attributing risk factor for OSA, it is well established that a restricted craniofacial bony skeleton also contributes to a more collapsible upper airway, which is a […]

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Assessment of regional asymmetry of the face before and after surgical correction of unilateral cleft lip. D Al-Rudainy, FV Mehendale et al.

Date: June 2018. Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 974-978. Abstract: This study was carried out on 26 unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) cases with mean age 3.6 ± 0.7 months. 3D facial images were captured for each infant 2–3 days before the repair of cleft lip and at 4 […]

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Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction Based on 3D Modeling. GT Grant.

Date: June 2018. Source: Digital Technologies in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, pp 55-65. Abstract: Current treatment planning and reconstruction of craniofacial trauma has been advanced greatly due to the increase in the use of software to convert medical image files in the form of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) to 3D reconstructions and ultimately files […]

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Upper Lip Asymmetry During Smiling: An Analysis Using Three-Dimensional Images. A Mathis, DM Laskin, E Tüfekçi, C Caricco, SJ Lindauer.

Date: June 2018. Source: Journal of Turkish Orthodontics; 31: 32-6. Objective: : The aim of this study was to use three-dimensional images to determine the presence of upper lip asymmetry at rest and during smiling in a group of individuals with no history of orthodontics or facial cosmetic surgery. Methods: Standardized three-dimensional frontal resting and smiling […]

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Female Facial Attractiveness Assessed from Three-Dimensional Contour Lines by University Students. J Jirathamopas, YF Liao, EWC Ko, YR Chen, CS Huang.

Date: May 2018. Source: Dentistry Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, 16. Background: Three-dimensional (3D) images could provide more accurate evaluation for facial attractiveness than two-dimensional (2D) images. The 3D facial image could be simplified into gray scale 3D contour lines. Whether female facial attractiveness could be perceived in these simplified 3D facial contour lines should […]

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